Hi to All,

Well, the Computer Club is off to a good start (if a hot one) for 2017. It is great to see so many familiar faces and to welcome the newcomers.

All our Microsoft computers are now running Windows 10 and, of course, there is a class on Mondays to help you become familiar with this. If you are still running Windows 7 or 8.1, do not let that deter you from attending classes as many of the basic principles still apply.

If you have any problems, do not be afraid to ask for help. That is what we are here for, after all. Remember, the only silly question is the one you do not ask.

Most of our classes continue as usual but there have been some changes on Fridays. PowerPoint lessons will no longer be available so the Mac Basics class will move to 11.30am.

We are looking at starting a class in using Dropbox in April; it will be on a Friday morning from 9:30am. Dropbox is a home for all your photos, documents, videos, and files, but not only stored on your computer. Anything you add to Dropbox will automatically show up on all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website — so you can access your stuff from anywhere. Dropbox can easily be used on any Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad and all Android devices. Dropbox also makes it super easy to share with others, whether you are a student or professional, parent or grandparent. Even if you accidentally spill a latte on your laptop, have no fear. You can relax knowing that your stuff is safe in Dropbox and will never be lost. Even if your computer has a meltdown or your phone goes for a swim, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox and can be restored in a few clicks. Dropbox is like a time machine that lets you undo mistakes and even undelete files you accidentally trash. So if you are interested, please let us know and/or, put your name in the book the next time you are in for a class.

If you are new to our club and find yourself in a class that you feel is not suitable for you – please talk to your tutor who can redirect you if needed. It is still early days and sometimes it takes a few weeks for all of us to settle into the New Year. Please be patient – and enjoy your computing experiences.

Happy computing,

Alan Lynch

TACT President